NFL Week 1: Fantasy Busts Galore

Bare KnucksAnalyst ISeptember 19, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 13: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears participates in warm-ups before a game against the Green Bay Packers on September 13, 2009 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-15. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Matt Schaub vs. the New York Jets:  166 yards, 1 interception.  The Jets’ defense was better than expected, but still.  Schaub was projected to have a big year, and he definitely made Houston fans question that.  Pathetic performance.

Jay Cutler @ Green Bay:  277 yards, 1 TD, 4 interceptions.  So the Bears have a franchise quarterback now?  Sure didn’t look like it.  Cutler forced way too many passes.  He easily could have thrown 5 or 6 picks.  In a huge rivalry game, Cutler embarrassed himself.

Jake Delhomme vs. Philadelphia:  73 yards, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble.  Although I don’t know why anyone would start him in fantasy, Delhomme now has 11 turnovers in his last two games.  He was so bad, someone even put him up for sale on Craigslist.  No, I’m serious.  Look it up.  Jake “The Snake”?  More like Jake “The Mistake”!  I’ll be here all week, folks!

Carson Palmer @ Denver:  247 yards, 2 interceptions.  Another guy who we’re expecting a big bounce back year from, he definitely didn’t look like the Palmer of old.  Even had they won the game, which they should’ve, you still wouldn’t be thrilled with his effort.

Steve Slaton vs. the New York Jets:  17 yards.  A guy who everybody was high on coming off his rookie year, Slaton stunk up the joint.  17 yards?!

Michael Turner vs. Miami:  65 yards.  The curse of 370?  Against Miami’s soft defense, Turner is making Matthew Berry look dumb right now, who suggested drafting him over Adrian Peterson.

Willie Parker vs. Tennessee:  19 yards.  Fast Willie was anything but.  19 yards?  At least he was better than Slaton.  Seems like a long time since this guy helped Pittsburgh win a Super Bowl over Seattle.

Matt Forte @ Green Bay:  55 yards.  A huge rivalry game, and Forte didn’t show up.  His performance wasn’t that atrocious, but for where people were drafting him in fantasy, it was.

Steven Jackson @ Seattle: 67 yards.  I’ll cut Jax some slack.  When you play on a pitiful team, you’ll probably look pitiful, even if you’re not.  He had no blocking.  He hasn’t had blocking for years.

Terrell Owens @ New England:  2 catches, 46 yards.  The world’s biggest crybaby was only thrown to three times.  A very lackluster game for his standards.

Santana Moss @ the New York Giants: 2 catches, 6 yards.  Wow.  That’s all I can say.  After getting into a fight with Giant’s cornerback Corey Webster, his mind clearly wasn’t on the game.

Braylon Edwards vs. Minnesota: 1 catch, 12 yards.  Maybe it was Brady Quinn’s fault.  Maybe it was that the Browns are abysmal.  Or maybe Edwards blows.

Andre Johnson vs. the New York Jets:  4 catches, 35 yards.  Some people were drafting him ahead of Larry Fitzgerald.  He did his best to make those people look like morons. [Sports news you can drink a beer too -]